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Groote Post Shiraz 2011
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Lukas Wenztel
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.71
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Darling
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Tasting Notes
The 2011 continues the precedent of a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate presented in a smooth and elegant style.
Ageing Potential
Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.
Blend Information
100% Shiraz
Food Suggestions
Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.
In The Vineyard
Vines: 2001, 2002
Soil: Hutton
Irrigation: Supplementary
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
It was our first vintage that we used 100% of our own fruit. We controlled the production by leaving only one bunch/bearer, to try and optimize ripeness.
Yield: 6t/ha
Balling Harvested: 25° Balling
In The Cellar
We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea is to achieve a very complex and versatile shiraz. The wine spent 12 months in 300l barrels, of which 20% was in American oak.

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Tel: +27.224922825   Fax: +27.862713993   Email: wine@grootepost.co.za  
P.O. Box 103, Darling, 7345, South Africa


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